Undergraduate, master’s, or advanced degrees

We look for associate consultant candidates with strong analytic abilities and outstanding academic records. However, being eager, driven and smart alone will not earn you a spot on our team. Our teams are made up of passionate people who lack a comfort with the status quo, who are supportive of each other and who like to have a little fun while solving real-world problems. See more about what Bain looks for.

Who should apply to be an AC?
We encourage you to apply for the AC position if you are pursuing the final honors year of your undergraduate degree. Bain Africa recruits for full-time positions, typically in August and September. Check your university’s career services office or visit your university’s page for the application deadline.

Candidates with master’s or other advanced degree and up to four years of relevant professional experience should also apply for the AC role. Applications for candidates in industry are accepted year-round. Your AC level will be assessed during the interview process. Learn more about being an AC.

Please contact us with questions regarding AC recruiting.

Internships

At this time, we offer AC internships (ACI) only to students who are attending local South African or Nigerian universities and pursuing the final year of their degree. Bain’s two-month ACI program takes place in June and July, and comprises a month of intensive training built off our world-class programs, followed by a month of hands-on experience, allowing you to apply your new knowledge.

The internship is ideal for top-performing students who are ready for real-life business experiences in an energetic and professional environment. Learn more about the ACI role.

Check with your university’s career services office or visit your university’s page on our global site for the application deadline.

Apply now

We hope you will consider joining our Bain Africa team. Please submit your online application on our global site.

Bain Africa recruits for full-time positions, typically in August and September. Check your university’s career services office or visit your university’s page on our global site for the application deadline.

At this time, we offer ACI opportunities only to students who are attending local South African or Nigerian universities and pursuing the final year of their degree. Fluency in English is required.

You will be asked to submit the following information along with your online application to Bain:

  • Cover letter
  • CV (maximum of two pages)
  • Undergraduate and graduate school transcripts (for degrees obtained after 2002)
  • Relevant test scores
  • Office preference(s) (select no more than three)
Interviews

Bain’s interview process involves a series of case interviews to help us get to know you better. Since each of the case interviews will entail a discussion of an actual Bain case, you will also gain some insights into what it is like to work at Bain. We encourage you to prepare for your case interviews.

Successful candidates will participate in up two rounds of interviews, each with two 40-45 minute interviews. During the first round, we will also ask you to take an online reasoning test.

First round
You will meet with two consulting staff members on your university’s campus, in our office or over the phone. The bulk of the first round of interviews will revolve around the discussion of Bain cases. Your interviewer will present a short business problem and then ask you to structure the problem and recommend a practical solution.

Your interview may kick off with an opportunity to share your achievements and future goals. You should also have time at the end to ask your interviewer questions.

During the first round, you will also be asked to take an online assessment that tests your reasoning skills. Details will be provided on the day of the test, and no prior preparation is necessary.

Second round
Those successfully passing the first round will participate in a second round of interviews. You will meet with Bain managers, principals or partners during this final round.

The second round will consist of two 40-minute case interviews. You may also expect experience interview-type questions in your case interviews.